CONNECT | EMPOWER | PROSPER

To connect individuals and organizations in Cherokee County to develop a positive culture of learning and good health for personal success and civic prosperity.

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CONNECT

KNOW(2) is a connector for good pulling together volunteers, leaders and experts to address community needs in focus areas like economic success, public health, education, family & youth, and special projects like the national Census.

EMPOWER

KNOW(2) empowers people with programs like the Neighborhood Ambassadors, BGEN, Fit2gether, the Honorable Rufus H. Foster, Jr. Scholarship program at Spartanburg Community College (SCC), and Eat Smart, Move More.

PROSPER

KNOW(2) helps Cherokee County become more prosperous and helps measure that success with benchmarks like the Community Indicators.

Neighborhood ambassadors

This program reaches a broad base of the community, mostly in low-income areas of risk. Through over 300 volunteers since its inception, this program mentors, tutors, provides transporation assistance to Adult Education programs and job fairs, and delivers food for students during the summer months. Our ambassadors build trusting relationships in the community, helping where needed and inspiring adults and children. 

Eat Smart Move More

Through the efforts of this program, childhood obesity has shown a consistent decline. This program continues to gain national recognition (Robert Woods Johnson Foundation) for its success. 

BGEN business generator

Business Generation for Community Transformation

BGEN is a business generator located in downtown Gaffney. It is a place where entrepreneurs have the opportunity to share ideas, receive individualized training, and collaborate while working to promote and build their business.

WHO WE HELP

KNOW(2)’s work though gathering data and people, encouraging change, prompting a growth mindset and building opportunities for all will lead to more a more prosperous Cherokee County. From our Neighborhood Ambassadors encouraging youth to stay in school and mentoring first-generation college students at Spartanburg Community College to developing and supporting start up businesses to ensuring that every resident counts in the national Census effort, KNOW(2) is at work. To continue this work and the long-term results our community needs and desires, we need your help…

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Your investment of any amount will support our most at-risk families, continue efforts to develop new businesses downtown, encourage healthier eating and more active living, and provide the building blocks for personal and community prosperity in Cherokee County. Please consider making a gift to help us continue this valuable work.

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

 
Blakely Funeral Home
Remax
Spartanburg Community College Cherokee County Campus
Timken
First Piedmont
Eat Smart Move More
Spartanburg Regional
Brown Packing
Burns
Board of Public Works
Upstate Workforce Board
 

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